Galician Beasts

Our next film, a simmering Spanish thriller, screening on Valentine’s Day, is anything but romantic.

Rural tensions turn brutal in “The Beasts

An eco-conscious French couple settle in a remote village, seeking peace and sustainability. Their plans clash with the locals, particularly two resentful brothers embittered by the changing landscape and threatened by the newcomers’ ideals. As passive-aggressive hostility escalates, lines blur between tradition and resentment, ultimately leading to a tragic confrontation. “The Beasts” offers a tense exploration of societal clashes, xenophobia, and the simmering rage beneath rural tranquility. It avoids clear villains, leaving you to ponder the destructive potential of fear and misunderstanding. Happy Valentine’s.